SIT ‘EM #1
After a disappointing week 1 performance, it’d be tough to put much confidence in Joe Mixon moving forward. Not only did he fail to do much against the Chargers, which to be fair is a good defense, but he coughed up a fumble that proved costly for his team.
The Browns did allow over 100 yards rushing, but with Giovani Bernard actually getting more targets, Mixon just isn’t someone who I’d put a whole lot of faith in right now. It’s still early in the year though, so some might not want to give up on Mixon so soon and I totally get that.
SIT ‘EM #2
John Ross probably isn’t someone fantasy owners seriously look to start unless they have a lot of players injured, on a bye week, or they play in a really large league, or maybe all three of these things.
Ross, the first round pick of the Bengals in 2017 (he was taken 1 pick ahead of Patrick Mahomes, but I’m sure Cincinnati doesn’t need to be reminded of that), was 5th in receiving for the Bengals last week. He had just 2 receptions for 17 yards and was targeted 5 times.
Unless you’re in a really difficult league, John Ross is not someone you should roll with in week 2… or ever really.
SIT ‘EM #3
Remember when Baker Mayfield was going to be the next big thing in the NFL? Hey, it could still happen for all we know, but he had a rough week 1 outing in his third year as the Browns quarterback.
Mayfield threw for just 189 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception against the Ravens, which to his credit, Baltimore has a very good defense. Cincinnati’s defense is improved from their atrocious unit a year ago and they shut down the Chargers passing attack a week ago.
Mayfield will remain, at best, a backup option at the quarterback spot for the time being.